The PlayStation 5 has outsold its forebears at launch, making it the biggest debut since the original Sony console.

The official PlayStation Twitter account thanked fans for their support and confirmed the milestone, although the company has yet to share official sales figures.

"We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever," the platform holder wrote.

"Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year -- please stay in touch with you local retailers."

PS5 launched almost two weeks ago on November 12th in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, arriving in all other major markets -- except China -- on November 19.